Welcome to Self Made Training Facility in Oceanside! We are not just a gym, we are a fully Certified USPA Training Center open to the public, featuring elite trainers and state-of-the-art equipment to help you reach your fitness goals.

Whether you're going big for a powerlifting competition, shredding for a physique competition, or just want to lose a few extra pounds, we have the best trainers and equipment in the San Diego and Oceanside area.

We don't believe in high pressure sales or ridiculous membership contracts, we only offer the best equipment and trainers. Here, you'll experience one-on-one coaching with elite trainers, the best equipment available, and the motivation you need to crush your goals.

Contact us for more info or to schedule a tour!

Grand Opening!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and being at our grand opening. Having the support of the local community behind us means a lot! We look forward to being the ultimate fitness solution in Oceanside for many years to come! 


At Self Made Training Facility Oceanside we only work with the best trainers from the local area including San Diego, La Jolla, Carlsbad, Oceanside and everywhere in between.

No matter what your fitness goals are, we have a trainer who specializes in them, including:

  • Prep for power lifting competitions
  • Prep for physique competitions
  • Fight training
  • Overall fitness
  • Strength training
  • Crossfit
  • Much more

Checkout our entire list of elite trainers available to help you!

SMTF Oceanside Trainers


Not only do our elite trainers separate us from all the cookie cutter gyms out there, but so does our equipment. As you progress to new levels of strength you will find it difficult for a gym to keep up with you. When you start maxing their equipment, you will have to find clever ways to continually challenge your body to increase strength.

At SMTF Oceanside, our USPA grade equipment is ready to help you progress and achieve new strength gains. Our dumbbells go up to 150 pounds, our deadlift racks feature wood flooring for better traction, and you can drop your deadlifts without getting yelled at. We also have multiple power racks, and several squat racks.

We even have a regulation sized octagon to help you keep your skills sharp and ready for the next fight.

Regulation Octagon

SMTF Oceanside is one of the few training facilities in the Oceanside & San Diego area with a regulation sized Octagon. We spared no expense, because when it comes to MMA Training, every little detail matters. The tactile feeling of the mat, width of the octagon, and tensile strength of the cage.

We also have plenty of kick pads and punch mitts so you can work on your standup game with well timed strike combos, strategic kicks, and devastating knees. When you are ready to take the fight to the ground you will appreciate the authentic feel of the mat as you ground & pound your opponent, and the cage when you drive your opponent against it for some grind time.

There are some highly talented SMTF trainers that are available to help polish your MMA skills. They are eager to share their knowledge and help you reach your fight goals.

Whether you are a seasoned MMA vet, or just starting out, make sure you have the right tools available to ensure the most effective training possible. 

MMA Trainers

Paul Cavazos

Meet Paul Cavazos! Paul is an elite trainer here at SMTF Oceanside, and also an active duty Marine with over 17 years of honorable service including three deployments.

During his time in the Marine Corps, Paul has executed and supervised multiple levels of physical training programs for service members and civilians.

Paul is Marine Corps Certified HITT levels I & II, TRX certified, and is also a martial arts instructor / trainer. He specializes in several fitness areas including:

  • Combat conditioning
  • Speed & agility training
  • Strength & conditioning
  • Functional fitness
  • And more

To round out the work done in the gym, Paul can also create custom nutrition plans for individuals or groups to keep you on track towards your fitness goals.

When not working Paul enjoys spending time with his two boys Izaiah and Lukas. If you want to level up your fitness, reach out to Paul for a free introductory session!

Contact Paul!

Daniel Ojeda

Introducing Daniel Ojeda, an elite trainer here at SMTF Oceanside! Daniel specializes in Brazilian Jui Jitsu (BJJ) and has been training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) since 1996. His first teacher was UFC veteran Mark "the cobra" Hall!

Daniel trained MMA and BJJ under Cory Cass and Alberto Dias (Gracie Family) for over seven years at the world famous Fight Lab training center. There he cross trained with elite MMA fighters including on of the most famous fighters in UFC history, Dan "Hendo" Henderson!

Daniel holds a degree in Environmental Biology and has expertise in T.V. / Video production. He enjoys heavy metal music, concerts, hanging out at the beach and spending time with his cats.

If you want to take your MMA training and conditioning to the next level check out Daniels current special. He is offering the first training session free, and if you buy two sessions you get a third session free (over $100 value). He also has group classes available and offers student, military and public service discounts!

Contact Daniel!

Jake Lopez

Meet Jake Lopez, an elite trainer here at SMTF Oceanside! Jake is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Conditioning Specialist.

Jake has been involved with body building and MMA for over seven years! He is a vegan with amazing results, and has also experienced meat based diets so he can hone in on a targeted nutrition plan for you, no matter which diet you prefer.

When Jake isn't busy helping clients reach their fitness goals or working out at SMTF Oceanside, he enjoys reading books at the beach, training and fighting in MMA, and riding his sport bike.

If you are looking for an elite trainer to help you reach your fitness goals, look no further, Jake specializes in:

  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Boxing
  • Muay Thai
  • Judo
  • Jui Jitsu
  • Sports Psychology
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Yoga

Contact Jake!

I believe that all people have to ability to reach there goals and it all comes from with in not only mentally but physically. What better way to improve overall performance, but to train with me to push you to your limits. --Jake Lopez

Favian Villalobos

We'd like you to meet one of our SMTF Oceanside elite trainers, Favian Villalobos! 

Favian is a first generation Mexican American who caught the fitness bug early on in life. After graduating from High School with a 3.56 GPA he was accepted to San Jose State where he majored in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Business Management and Nutrition.

During his college years, Favian played for the SJSU football team and also became an accomplished amateur boxer with a 4-1 record.

After college Favian joined the Marine Corps where he became an officer and was the first in his peer group to receive a permanent change assignment to 7th Engineer Support Battalion as a Communications Officer!

When he's not training at SMTF Oceanside, or in the field, Favian competes in bodybuilding competitions in the Men’s Physique Division where he is nationally qualified. With the little free time Favian has, he enjoys working on his new home in Fallbrook.

If you are looking for an elite trainer to help you reach your fitness goals, look no further, Favian specializes in:

  • Boxing
  • Body Building
  • Physique
  • Weight Loss
  • HIIT Training
  • Conditioning
  • And more!

Contact Favian!

Nicole Zapoli

We would like to welcome our newest trainer Nicole Zapoli! Nicole is a best selling author, coach, RX-2-Movement coaching mentor, EQAS Myoplex sponsored athlete, and founder of Nicole Zapoli Fitness. Nicole is also the co-owner and head programmer/coach at CrossFit Del Mar.

Nicole offers custom fitness programs via remote and private coaching for competitive athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels of fitness.

All of Nicole's coaching and programming is rooted in the CrossFit Gymnastics, OPEX Fitness, Westside Barbell, and Waxman’s Gym training and coaching methodologies. 

She spent four years coaching on the CrossFit Gymnastics seminar team, two years training under Westside Barbell Coach and Westside Certified Applied Strength & Conditioning Gym Owner, Jason Gusic, two years coaching and programming alongside 4-time Olympic strength & conditioning coach, Greg Sand, and two years collectively training under Opex Fitness and Waxman’s Gym coaches and training methods. 

Nicole is an Opex CCP Total Coach and holds several certifications in assessment & program design, life coaching, nutrition, CFL2, CFG, CFFB, CFK, and more! She also teaches gymnastics workshops to help athletes develop a stronger foundation and a better understanding of body weight movement to help increase the quality of their daily training. 

Contact Nicole to setup an appointment today, and be sure to checkout her Instagram and Facebook.

Contact Nicole!


4263 Oceanside Blvd Suite #103
Oceanside, CA 92056

We are conveniently located off Oceanside Blvd in the Marketplace Shopping Center next to Ralph's.